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Businesses overwhelmingly back BID in ballot to continue to improve Bristol city centre

September 30, 2022
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Businesses overwhelmingly back BID in ballot to continue to improve Bristol city centre

Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has vowed to continue to improve the area through innovative projects after securing a second five-year term in a ballot of its levy payers. The results, released this afternoon, show 79% of the votes cast were for the BID to continue for...

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Green light for pharma firm to build world-beating £58m inhalation tech centre in Bristol

September 30, 2022
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Green light for pharma firm to build world-beating £58m inhalation tech centre in Bristol

Pharmaceutical firm Vectura has been granted planning permission for a world-class ‘inhalation centre of excellence’ on the outskirts of Bristol as it looks to expand its operations and develop innovative new treatments. The firm, controversially acquired by tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) £1.1bn a year ago, revealed its...

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Clarke Willmott recruits property lawyer with wide experience in development as new partner

September 27, 2022
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Clarke Willmott recruits property lawyer with wide experience in development as new partner

Experienced commercial property lawyer Robert Hill has joined national law firm Clarke Willmott as a partner. Robert, pictured, who will work across the firm’s Bristol, Southampton and Cardiff offices, has a particular specialism in development and development finance, providing high-quality, commercial advice to corporate occupiers and investors in relation...

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Firm building South West green hydrogen network plugs into Foot Anstey’s sector expertise

September 27, 2022
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Firm building South West green hydrogen network plugs into Foot Anstey’s sector expertise

The Bristol-based energy team at law firm Foot Anstey has been appointed as legal adviser to the firm behind a new green hydrogen ecosystem for the South West. Cornwall-based construction firm Tower Group has been building the network by acquiring and operating its own renewable energy sites across the...

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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

September 23, 2022
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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

Areas in the West of England could become investment zones aimed at driving economic growth and unlocking land for housing under a scheme announced today by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in his mini-Budget. Businesses in the zones would benefit from lowering taxes and ‘liberalised’ planning frameworks, according to the Treasury. Mr...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Bristol business reaction

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Bristol business reaction

Business groups covering Bristol and the West of England this afternoon largely approved of many of the measures in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – but the political reaction was less favourable. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said the announcements would...

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Social inequalities cast shadow over Bristol’s success in sustainability and job creation, report reveals

September 23, 2022
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Social inequalities cast shadow over Bristol’s success in sustainability and job creation, report reveals

Carbon emissions and unemployment have fallen significantly in Bristol over the past decade, according to a new report – but major challenges around social inequalities and poverty remain and are set to deepen as the cost of living crisis worsens. The research, which measures how Bristol is meeting the...

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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

September 23, 2022
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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

Law firm Temple Bright has advised on the £110m sale of a recently completed, landmark student accommodation development in Liverpool. This is the culmination of two and a half years’ involvement with the project, demonstrating Temple Bright’s ability to deliver on complex projects and to field a team able...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach...

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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bristol as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details...

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New legal director strengthens Foot Anstey’s planning and environment team in Bristol

September 20, 2022
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New legal director strengthens Foot Anstey’s planning and environment team in Bristol

Kee Evans has joined national law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as a legal director in its planning and environment team. Kee brings considerable experience to the team, part of Foot Anstey’s real estate group along with its energy and infrastructure and developer sectors.  She has acted for public...

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Temple Bright delivers on purchase of 574-bed Liverpool student accommodation development

September 16, 2022
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Temple Bright delivers on purchase of 574-bed Liverpool student accommodation development

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised on the purchase of a major student accommodation scheme in Liverpool. The deal builds on Temple Bright’s recent experience on a similar rescue from administration of the nearby Aura student accommodation project, with the firm saying it further demonstrates its...

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‘Original’ craft brewery Butcombe taps into new beer revolution to achieve its best ever August sales

September 15, 2022
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‘Original’ craft brewery Butcombe taps into new beer revolution to achieve its best ever August sales

Strong trading over the summer – including a record August – at Bristol brewery Butcombe means its Original bitter is on target to enter the top 10 UK cask ales this year. The Wrington-based brewer achieved a 9.5% increase in sales between 21 May and 3 September as beer...

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